Why join the IES?

Joining the IES helps your personal and professional development. Whatever stage you are at in your career, the IES has membership services that will help you gain recognition and progress to the next level. Members come from all areas of the environment sector, wherever jobs are underpinned by sound science. Your membership grade within the IES depends on what stage you are at in your career.

Membership provides an extensive package of benefits including:

  • 4 journals, the environmental SCIENTIST, per annum
  • Regional and national events
  • Contribute to our policy and guidance work
  • Chance to apply for Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist and Registered Environmental Technician
  • Recognition of professional status
  • CPD recording tools
  • Use of post-nominal letters
  • Access to our exclusive monthly webinars
  • Regular reports on the environmental science sector
  • Discount on meeting room rates at our central London office

More about the grades

Each IES member has a grade suited to their experience.

This graphic shows how you can progress through the membership grades:


Points required for membership:

Affiliate 0-4 units
Associate 5-11 units
Member 12+ units
Fellowship 19+ units & ‘distinction'

Applications are graded on a points system, with the total made up from a combination of academic and work experience.

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Membership examples

Typically a member will have:*

Academic Experience Relevant Yrs Work Experience Grade
No relevant qualification 0 Affiliate
On accredited programme 0 Student
Relevant BSc <6 Associate
Relevant BSc 6+ Member
Relevant BSc 13+ & "distinction" Fellow

*These are example scenarios, your membership grade will depend on your unique combination of experience.

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2019/20 Costs

IES Memberships

Fellow £149
Member £122
Associate £99
Affiliate £12
Retired Member £35
Below £15.5k income 25% of normal fees

Other subscriptions

IAQM Fellow £40
IAQM Member £25
IAQM Associate £10
CEnv Subscription £56
Below £15.5k income £44
CSci Subscription £69
Below £15.5k income £45

Relevant contact

Lisa Abbott

Office Administrator


Charterships from the IES